Beat Plastic - Environment Awareness Programme at BGS PU College
As part of World Environmental Day 2018 Celebrations and in furtherance to MRPL’s commitment to adapt sustainable practices, an Environment Awareness Programme was conducted at BGS PU College, Kavoor, Mangalore premises on 10th July 2018. The objective of the programme was to sensitise the students about imminent menace of plastic pollution and the measures needed to mitigate the peril and succeed to ‘Beat the plastic pollution’.
The programme was inaugurated by Shri Shri Dharmapalanatha Swamiji from Shri Adichunchanagari Mahasansthana Mutt, Kavoor, Mangalore.
Dr Bindu Sulochanan, Sr Scientist CMFRI, Mangalore and Shri Jayaprakash Nayak, Sr Scientific Officer, KSPCB, Mangalore were the invited guests for the programme. Shri U V Aithal, CGM (HSE&ISO), Shri K.G Prakash, GM (SD&ISO) & Shri B Prashanth Baliga GM (CC) represented MRPL during the programme.
Shri Jayaprakash Nayak addressed the gathering on importance of students inculcating Environment Awareness in their daily life and elucidated young students on the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, i.e. ‘Beat the plastic pollution’ and requested students to minimise the use of plastic.
Dr Bindu Sulochanan presented the effect of plastic pollution in Marine Eco System. She depicted the Life Cycle of Plastic material penetrating into the base of Marine Eco System and resulting in irreversible impact on Marine Biology.
Shri U.V Aithal explained about the initiatives being taken by MRPL to improve Bio-Diversity of the region by embarking on development of Biodiversity Park and presented the MRPL Green Cover Initiatives to improve the green canopy density of the region by planting trees in the neighbouring schools and colleges. He requested students to develop a habit of planting saplings and appealed them to be extra cautious when using plastic derivatives.
Shri Shri Dharmapalanatha Swamiji emphasized the importance of Environment awareness programme and requested to curb the use of plastic. Shri Satheesha M, Chief Manager (HSE) deliberated on novel technique – seed ball and its benefits over conventional plantation. He also distributed seed balls to the students.Shri Srinivas R, Chief Manager (HSE) and Shri Sugat, Manager (HSE) distributed cloth bags to the students at the end of the programme.
The saplings were planted in the premises of BGS College by the dignitaries and students.